callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Ripping Yarns



I think ABE Books should start giving me a discount for the number of times I'm directing people to their site. Today, it's to a list of 20 Timeless Tales of Adventure, described by Richard Davies. Lovely covers to look at, as usual.

I was quite surprised to find that I've read nearly all of these books. I would never read Lorna Doone again; one of those drear books that makes a better film. On the other hand, I can't imagine not re-reading The Thirty-Nine Steps at some time. Why does Mr Davies call John Buchan, that son of the manse, 'a stuffy old aristocrat', I wonder?

I'd add one of Dornford Yates's Chandos novels to the list. How about you?
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